NorthStyle Offers Tips On Figure Flattering Swimsuits For Every Body Type

By Carolina Gonzales, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle

Published 11:48 am, Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Keep clicking to see 15 swimsuits for every body type. 

Keep clicking to see 15 swimsuits for every body type. 

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Good for slender body types:

Creating cleavage won't be a problem for this one-piece.

Good for slender body types:

Creating cleavage won't be a problem for this one-piece.

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Good for slender body types:

The more fabric and embellishments, the better. 

Good for slender body types:

The more fabric and embellishments, the better.  Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images Image 4 of 76

Good for slender body types:

A crochet monokini will add feminine lines for days.

Good for slender body types:

A crochet monokini will add feminine lines for days.

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Good for slender body types:

Soft colors with patterns work really on smaller chests.

Good for slender body types:

Soft colors with patterns work really on smaller chests.

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Good for slender body types:

Here's your chance to shine. Not everyone can't pull this much cutout off.

Good for slender body types:

Here's your chance to shine. Not everyone can't pull this much cutout off.

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Good for slender body types:

Take advantage of strapless. 

Good for slender body types:

Take advantage of strapless.  Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images For Fashion Palette Image 8 of 76

Good for slender body types:

Ruffles are fun when they are the focus.

Good for slender body types:

Ruffles are fun when they are the focus.

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Good for slender body types:

Take advantage of a white, strapless top with a horizontal embellishment. No chance of uneven lines here.

Good for slender body types:

Take advantage of a white, strapless top with a horizontal embellishment. No chance of uneven lines here.

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Good for slender body type:

Vamp up your chest area with this super on-trend ruffle top.

Good for slender body type:

Vamp up your chest area with this super on-trend ruffle top.

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Good for slender body types:

You can get away with staying put in this cage-like one-piece.

Good for slender body types:

You can get away with staying put in this cage-like one-piece.

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Good for slender body types:

Play up a narrow hip lines with bottoms that have cutouts.

Good for slender body types:

Play up a narrow hip lines with bottoms that have cutouts.

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Good for slender body types:

Pull off what many others can't. This mono-color suit would point out unflattering curves, but that's not the case if you have a streamline waist. 

Good for slender body types:

Pull off what many others can't. This mono-color suit would point out unflattering curves, but that's not the case if you have a streamline waist.  Photo: Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media Via Getty Images Image 14 of 76

Good for slender body types:

Go for fun patterns and strapless tops.

Good for slender body types:

Go for fun patterns and strapless tops.

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Good for slender/athletic body types:

Sweet and romantic tops like these are perfect for your body type.

Good for slender/athletic body types:

Sweet and romantic tops like these are perfect for your body type.

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Good for slender body types:

Have fun with interesting tops like this.

Good for slender body types:

Have fun with interesting tops like this.

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Good for athletic body types:

Wearing this suit would be like receiving a temporary breast augmentation.

Good for athletic body types:

Wearing this suit would be like receiving a temporary breast augmentation.

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Good for athletic body types:

Bodies that are more straight would benefit from this mod and deep neckline suit.

Good for athletic body types:

Bodies that are more straight would benefit from this mod and deep neckline suit.

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Good for athletic body types:

Your legs and rear end will stand out if you wear a shirt-like top.

Good for athletic body types:

Your legs and rear end will stand out if you wear a shirt-like top.

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Good for athletic body types:

Bright colors like these will add the right shape to boxier torsos.

Good for athletic body types:

Bright colors like these will add the right shape to boxier torsos.

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Good for athletic body types:

Cut outs like these create instant curves.

Good for athletic body types:

Cut outs like these create instant curves.

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Good for athletic body types:

Chunky straps and drapey fabric make for a sexy suit.

Good for athletic body types:

Chunky straps and drapey fabric make for a sexy suit.

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Good for athletic body types:

Less fabric means you can show off more of your toned body.

Good for athletic body types:

Less fabric means you can show off more of your toned body.

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Good for athletic body types:

Soften narrow waistlines with eye catching colors.

Good for athletic body types:

Soften narrow waistlines with eye catching colors.

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Good for athletic body types: 

Spice it up with this ruffly monokini.

Good for athletic body types: 

Spice it up with this ruffly monokini.

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Good for athletic body types:

The colorblock seams on this suit are sure to emphasize a toned physique. 

Good for athletic body types:

The colorblock seams on this suit are sure to emphasize a toned physique.  Photo: Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media Via Getty Images Image 27 of 76

Good for athletic body types:

These cutouts on this monokini give the illusion of more dimension.

Good for athletic body types:

These cutouts on this monokini give the illusion of more dimension.

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Good for athletic body types:

The horizontal stripes and zipper detail will complement some sweet biceps.  

Good for athletic body types:

The horizontal stripes and zipper detail will complement some sweet biceps.   Photo: Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media Via Getty Images Image 29 of 76

Good for athletic body types:

The decorative bodice will be doing your more narrow waistline all the favors.

Good for athletic body types:

The decorative bodice will be doing your more narrow waistline all the favors.

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Good for athletic body types:

Go for over-the-top lines like these. You can pull it off. 

Good for athletic body types:

Go for over-the-top lines like these. You can pull it off.  Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images For IMG Image 31 of 76

Good for curvy body types:

This suit is meant to show off a midriff.

Good for curvy body types:

This suit is meant to show off a midriff.

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Good for curvy body types:

Strings can help highlight the curves you want to show off.

Good for curvy body types:

Strings can help highlight the curves you want to show off.

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Good for curvy body types:

The artwork will nicely showoff curvier waists. 

Good for curvy body types:

The artwork will nicely showoff curvier waists.  Photo: Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media Via Getty Images Image 34 of 76

Good for curvy body types:

Draw attention to your décolletage by sporting fun necklines.

Good for curvy body types:

Draw attention to your décolletage by sporting fun necklines.

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Good for curvy body types:

The extra coverage from a top like this will help you feel more comfortable.

Good for curvy body types:

The extra coverage from a top like this will help you feel more comfortable.

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Good for curvy body types:

The red details on this monokini would do wonders for an an hourglass figure.

Good for curvy body types:

The red details on this monokini would do wonders for an an hourglass figure.

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Good for curvy body types:

Asymmetrical lines are your friend.

Good for curvy body types:

Asymmetrical lines are your friend.

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Good for curvy body types:

High waist all day.

Good for curvy body types:

High waist all day.

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Good for curvy body types:

High waist all day.

Good for curvy body types:

High waist all day.

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Good for curvy body types:

This blinged out bikini top is the right balance for this higher waisted bottom.

Good for curvy body types:

This blinged out bikini top is the right balance for this higher waisted bottom.

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Good for curvy body types

Go for simplicity... and ruffles.

Good for curvy body types

Go for simplicity... and ruffles.

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Good for curvy body types: 

High-waisted can help slim the waistline.

Good for curvy body types: 

High-waisted can help slim the waistline.

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Good for curvy body types:

The band around the waist will accentuate curvier hips.

Good for curvy body types:

The band around the waist will accentuate curvier hips.

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Good for curvy body types:

The drawstring will help define your figure.

Good for curvy body types:

The drawstring will help define your figure.

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Good for cuvy body types:

Easily rock vertical stripes. They create depth and hug your curves.

Good for cuvy body types:

Easily rock vertical stripes. They create depth and hug your curves.

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Good for curvy body types:

Hide any body concerns with a longer, yet bold top.

Good for curvy body types:

Hide any body concerns with a longer, yet bold top.

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Good for larger busts:

A top like this will provide great shape, and the back band is thicker to add more support.

Good for larger busts:

A top like this will provide great shape, and the back band is thicker to add more support.

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Good for larger busts:

The underwire and extra support from the decorative straps underneath are the way to go.

Good for larger busts:

The underwire and extra support from the decorative straps underneath are the way to go.

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Good for larger busts:

The halter will never fail you.

Good for larger busts:

The halter will never fail you.

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Good for larger busts:

An underwire and support are your friends here. 

Good for larger busts:

An underwire and support are your friends here.  Photo: Victor Chavez/WireImage Image 51 of 76

Good for larger busts:

The extra fabric on this top will minimize the appearance of a larger bust.

Good for larger busts:

The extra fabric on this top will minimize the appearance of a larger bust.

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Good for larger busts:

You want a top like this that will keep you in and lifted.

Good for larger busts:

You want a top like this that will keep you in and lifted.

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Good for larger busts:

The bigger sleeves will take the attention away from a large chest.

Good for larger busts:

The bigger sleeves will take the attention away from a large chest.

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Good for larger busts:

Everything will fit inside that top.

Good for larger busts:

Everything will fit inside that top.

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Good for larger busts:

The bustier top is really flattering on a bigger chest.

Good for larger busts:

The bustier top is really flattering on a bigger chest.

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Good for larger busts:

If you aren't too large, you could definitely take a sexier route in a monokini like this.

Good for larger busts:

If you aren't too large, you could definitely take a sexier route in a monokini like this.

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Good for larger busts:

Let the girls come out to play in a string bikini.

Good for larger busts:

Let the girls come out to play in a string bikini.

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Good for larger busts:

No need to compromise on the cutouts.

Good for larger busts:

No need to compromise on the cutouts.

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Good for larger busts:

In all seriousness, color blocking and underwires go together like peanut butter and jelly. 

Good for larger busts:

In all seriousness, color blocking and underwires go together like peanut butter and jelly. 

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Good for larger busts:

Structure is key to keeping the sisters in place.

Good for larger busts:

Structure is key to keeping the sisters in place.

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Good for larger busts:

The attention will be nowhere near your chest.

Good for larger busts:

The attention will be nowhere near your chest.

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Good for no one:

This is basically a rash guard in the most unattractive color.

Good for no one:

This is basically a rash guard in the most unattractive color.

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Good for no one:

This suit is meant for runaway brides who dream of getting married in the style of Pamela Anderson. 

Good for no one:

This suit is meant for runaway brides who dream of getting married in the style of Pamela Anderson.  Photo: Antonio De Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic Image 64 of 76

Good for no one:

This suit is an impending wardrobe malfunction and would be a disaster in the ocean.

Good for no one:

This suit is an impending wardrobe malfunction and would be a disaster in the ocean.

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Good for no one:

This bikini top is so small, it actually looks like a pastie.

Good for no one:

This bikini top is so small, it actually looks like a pastie. Photo: Catwalking/Getty Images Image 66 of 76

Good for no one:

This is an ice skating costume gone rated R.

Good for no one:

This is an ice skating costume gone rated R.

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Good for no one:

Those tan lines will be the worst. 

Good for no one:

Those tan lines will be the worst.  Photo: Victor Boyko/WireImage Image 68 of 76

Good for no one:

Although, this inflatable may save your life if you aren't a strong swimmer.

Good for no one:

Although, this inflatable may save your life if you aren't a strong swimmer.

Photo: Victor Chavez/WireImage Image 69 of 76 Good for no one: There will be no time for swimming in this suit. Everyone will be trying to play you like a guitar!  Good for no one:
There will be no time for swimming in this suit. Everyone will be trying to play you like a guitar!  Photo: Victor Chavez/WireImage Image 70 of 76

Good for no one:

This model looks like she's being eaten by a fire ant.

Good for no one:

This model looks like she's being eaten by a fire ant.

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Good for no one:

This swim suit top offers no shape and the color is really sad looking.

Good for no one:

This swim suit top offers no shape and the color is really sad looking.

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Good for no one: 

Ok Coppertone girl. Might as well wear a thong if you want to show off your butt.

Good for no one: 

Ok Coppertone girl. Might as well wear a thong if you want to show off your butt.

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Good for no one:

This looks like a scary gymnastics leotard.

Good for no one:

This looks like a scary gymnastics leotard.

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Good for no one:

Colorblock is cool, but not when orange is the bottom color.

Good for no one:

Colorblock is cool, but not when orange is the bottom color.

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Good for no one:

Let's take it back to the days when there were still  partnered aerobic competitions.

Good for no one:

Let's take it back to the days when there were still  partnered aerobic competitions.

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Good for no one:

Don't be the reason for a shark attack. Bulls eye.

Good for no one:

Don't be the reason for a shark attack. Bulls eye.

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For many of us, shopping for a swim suit can feel...hopeless.

But you can't give up. The brutal heat from a Texas spring and summer command you to cool off in a pool or ocean. 

Part of the struggle is that we are trying to squeeze into suits that are ill-fitting and aren't right for our body types. 

So we've plucked fifteen swimsuits right off the runway that will work for these body types:

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Athletic body types- 

 There are minimal curves and the torso area is more straight. 

Slender body types-

Women who are thinner and taller overall.

Curvy body types-

 Hourglass and pear shape figures can be considered curvy. Also those who carry extra weight around the tummy would fall into this category. 

Bigger busted body types-

Well, you know what this means.

There might be some looks you never thought you could pull of so...

Take a look in the gallery above for the 15 swimsuits that will work for your body type. Be on the lookout for surprise looks too.  

Source : http://www.chron.com/life/style/fashion/article/15-Swimsuits-for-every-body-type-11005662.php

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